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physostomous

[ fahy-sos-tuh-muhs ]

adjective

, Ichthyology.
  1. having the mouth and air bladder connected by an air duct.


physostomous

/ faɪˈsɒstəməs /

adjective

  1. (of fishes) having a duct connecting the air bladder to part of the alimentary canal Compare physoclistous


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Word History and Origins

Origin of physostomous1

First recorded in 1885–90; physo- + -stomous

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Word History and Origins

Origin of physostomous1

C19: from Greek phusa bladder + -stomous, from stoma mouth

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